Tiverton Pony Club

"Well done 2010"

This page contains photos and reports of events that took place in 2010.
They were originally on the home page, but have been moved to here because that was getting a bit full!


This is the "well done" page for 2010.

These were all previously on the home page, but that gets too crowded if they stay there forever, so each spring they get copied to a new "well done" page that forms part of the site archive:

"Well done 2009"
"Well done 2008"
"Well done 2007"

Jenny McGeever Shortlisted for BA Great Britons Award for the 3rd Time

Jenny has been nominated as a candidate for a British Airways "Great Britons"award.

Her main sport is fencing, which she took up as part of Modern Pentathlon, and you can find out more about her goals and her sport on the "Great Britons" site at http://www.greatbritons.ba.com/users/1343

You can also vote for her ... so please take a look. Voting runs from 3rd September to midday 17th September

Novice Challenge Show Jumping, Cheshire 27th/28th August

Our novice challenge showjumping team of Pippa Vos, Connie and Megan Isaac, and Molly Watson put up a super performance at the nationals held in Cheshire last weekend (27/28th August). Out of 47 teams, they carried only 4 faults from each round to finish on a total of 8 and end up in 15th place.

It was all four girls' very first attempt at the championships, they all rode beautifully and I was extemely proud of them! (Written by Jane Phillips)


Polo report 2010

Max Carew writes:

Our Tiverton Jorrocks team have had a wonderful summer. They played valiantly throughout, came first at Frampton and Vaux and then entered theChampionships in division 1.

They were narrowly beaten by the CotswoldFoxes, at a very competitive Hurtwood final but claimed second prize. Theyloved their new shirts and I think all of the Tiverton Pony Club would havebeen proud of their team spirit, sportsmanship and effort!

This photo is at Frampton.

Area 15 Showjumping, Moorhen Farm, 3rd August

Jane Phillips has provided the following Novice Team report:

Tiverton Hunt entered two teams for the area 15 novice showjumping qualifier at Moorhen Farm on 3/8/10. The 'A' team members were Pippa Vos, Connie and Megan Isaac and Molly Watson; and the 'B' team members were Gemma Murphy, Withheld, Nell Baillie and Josie Vos.

This class had a huge entry of 21 teams, and the girls were challenged with a technical track with related distances and tricky fences off of corners. The arena party were kept very busy! After round one, Tiverton A were very much in contention with only 4 faults to carry, and Tiverton B on 13 faults, Nell having a clear round and a single time fault for Josie, with Gemma and Maddie having good rounds on inexperienced horses.

A zero score in round two elevated the 'A' team into joint first place and a third round jump off between Tiverton, Cotley and Axe Vale was needed to decide placings. With only two teams able to qualify, the pressure was immense! Drawn first, Tiverton set the standard with Pippa jumping her third clear round of the day, Connie went for time but had faults to discard, Megan produced her second and much needed clear and Molly was desperately unlucky to roll her only pole of the day but at a good pace. After a nail-biting wait, Tiverton were placed second, only beaten a few seconds by Cotley and clinched their ticket to Cheshire.

A huge well done to the riders,parents and helpers in both teams, it was a very long day with lots of waitng, although it did mean we had time to celebrate Molly's birthday as the photo shows!

Molly Watson's birthday party!

If you have any more photos of this event please send them to me (in reasonable quantities, with names and teams/sections please!)

Area 15 Eventing: Tiverton Pony Club Open Team off to the UK Championships, and more!

The Open Eventing Team of David Hodnett, Cobi Lawrence, Rupert Batting and Kate Kittow competed at the Area 15 competition held at Treborough, near Wheddon Cross, producing consistent rounds by all four members in dressage, showjumping & all clear cross country, cementing their qualification to represent the Devon and Somerset region at the Pony Club Championships to be held at Draycott House Derbyshire on 16th August. David also took home the coveted 1st Prize as an individual. This is the second year in a row Tiverton has qualified an Open Team for the Eventing, considered by many to be the most challenging discipline at the Championships.

David Hodnett

Rupert Batting
The Intermediate Eventing Team of Katie Paul, Alexa Batting, Nicola Palfrey & Emma Selby performed well, finishing in 4th place, but missed out on qualification. However, Katie put on a faultless performance, winning the Class and thereby gaining automatic qualification for the Championships in Derbyshire along with the Open Team. Individuals Emily Mayes and Katie English both completed, with Emily gaining a creditable 4th place, just missing out on qualification.

Nicola Palfrey

Katie Paul

Alexa Batting

Emily Mayes

Emma Selby


In the Novice section Withheld and Jemma Murphy represented the club, with Jemma achieving an impressive 7th place at her first attempt at Area Horse Trials.

Jemma Murphy
Here are some more random photos - sorry, but I don't know which teams you were competing in. I'm happy to publish some more if people send them to me (in reasonable quantities, with names and teams/sections please!)

Alice Spicer-Edwards

Katie English (Intermediate)

Carmen Lawrence

Louise Kittow
Tiverton Results:
Open: Team 1st, David Hodnett 1st, Cobi Lawrence 3rd, Rupert Batting 6th, Carmen Lawrence 8th, Kate Kittow 9th.
Intermediate: Team 4th, Katie Paul 1st, Emily Mayes 4th, Alexa Batting 9th, Nicola Palfrey 10th.
Novice: Jemma Murphy 7th

And here is a picture of all the prize-winners: obviously quite a day!


Katie English Qualifies for the Tetrathlon Nationals for the 2nd year running

Katie writes:

Last weekend (10.07.10) I travelled up to Stonar School in Wiltshire for the area Tetrathlon competition as the sole representative of Tiverton Pony Club. My shoot wasn't my strongest but I made up for it with a strong swim and a good run despite extremely hot weather conditions (although I was cooled down very effectively with a bucket of water!) I also managed a fast clear round over a tough track despite Lola having had a long time off. This meant that at the end of the weekend out of Area 15 I finished 4th and also had the best swim meaning I have qualified for Nationals in August.

I would like to say a massive thank you to Paul Furneaux for all his help at the weekend and to him and Mo Furneaux for all their training and behind the scenes work and also to Heather Greenslade for all her support and help.

Area Dressage 2010 - Winners for the 2nd year running!

Our team of David Hodnett, Carmen Lawrence, Cobi Lawrence and Withheld won the Area competition, so now head off to the Open PC National Dressage Championships on the 14th August.

Individual placings were:
David Hodnett - 2nd
Carmen Lawrence - 4th
Cobi Lawrence - 6th

*in the open team photo with the rosettes and trophy, David Hodnett is missing*

Our Intermediate team came 4th!!

Our team of Louise Kittow, Nicola Palfrey and Alice Spicer-Edwards came 4th in the Intermediate Area Dressage.

*in the photo of the intermediate team with rosettes, Louise Kittow is missing*

Team Showjumping, 13th June, Knowstone

What a fantastic result our Tiverton members had on Sunday 13th June at Knowstone when we sent a talented teams of minis who all did us proud.

In class 1 10 years and under a team of Rosie Heard, Henry Clist, Polly Muirhead and Georgina Wood all rode like little pros to take the top spot with Henry 2nd and Rosie 3rd taking the individual placing's.

In class 2, 14years and under, the team of Harri Pick, Tabitha Pring, Georgina Wood and Lucy Clist went into the ring knowing all of Tivertons teams had won their classes!! But the girls didn't disappoint and rode out of their skins to grab 1st place, with Billy Greene and Megan Isaac also having good individual rounds, Harri taking 1st place individual and Tabitha 3rd.

Class 3, novice, was an up to height course with some of our minis never jumping that big before in competion, so a big pat on the back to you all. A team of Harri Pick, Tabitha Pring, Georgina Wood and Billy Greene went in and gave it there best shot, and what a result: they grabbed 2nd place just behind Tiverton Junior team with Tabitha taking 1st individual and Harri 5th. Well done to everyone .

Domestic archaeology chez Rowcliffe unearths new evidence of winner at Draycott Manor 2009 ...

Last year Harry Rowcliffe won the Pony Club Individual Eventing at Draycott Manor (see entry on "Well done 2009" page, and Harry's letter about this), but we didn't get any photos of this. However his mother, Carol, has found the following photographs while cleaning the kitchen and has asked me to publish them. She writes:

"I enclose three photos of my son, Harry, with his pony Darbys Knap winning the Pony Club Individual Open Eventing Championships last year at Draycott Manor. The XC shows them jumping clear and inside the time, and the SJ shows them jumping clear. The double clear inside the time meant that Harry received the Craddock Award, which was given to only four combinations in the Open Championships from 162 entries (quite an acheivement!). The prize-giving photo shows Harry and Darbys Knap being awarded the Pony Club Sash, the Cooper Challenge Trophy, a training grant with Gillian Watson (trainer of the young riders' eventing squad) and a lovely silver salver from the sponsors, Mitsubishe Motors. A day Harry will hold dear for the rest of his life - lucky boy!"

Dulverton West North Molton inter-branch Team Showjumping 13th June

Tiverton Hunt Juniors sent two teams to this event. The 'Junior Blue' team (Nell Baillie with new ride Foxy, Megan and Connie Isaac and Molly Watson) convincingly won the small open finishing on a zero score. Connie and Nell were placed 4th and 5th individually.

he 'Junior Red' team (Heidi Stevens, Nell Baillie with Paxton and Pippa Vos) also did very well as a team of three finishing in 3rd place. Heidi was 3rd as an individual.

The 'Blues' then tackled older rivals in the open 3'0-3'3" class and all rode brilliantly to take 2nd place, Megan having a lovely fast double clear to take 2nd individually, with sister Connie a good 6th. Molly had two super rounds with just 4 faults and Nell rode extremely well over the bigger track on her new ride 'Foxy'.

Whilst all this was happening, the 'Reds' were cleaning up in the other ring, winning the 14 years and under. Nell was 2nd individually, with Pippa 3rd and Heidi 6th.

The Junior Reds: Heidi with Sherbert,
Nell with Paxton and Pippa with Bella

The Junior Blues: Nell with Foxy, Megan with
Llanidan Prince, Connie with Rackenford Cruiser
and Molly with Major Minor.

Junior Team Showjumping win at Pontispool, 4th June

Tiverton Hunt Juniors earned a well deserved win at Pontispool today (4/6/10) at the Taunton Vale Harriers Branch team showjumping competition.

Over an 'up to height' course in both arenas, the all girls' team of Connie and Megan Isaac, Nell Baillie and Pippa Vos, jumped brilliantly in the blistering heat to take top spot in the open 14 years and under and had another good result in the open 2'9"-3'0" gaining 4th place out of a field of nine strong teams. Jose Vos had a double clear in this class but was just out of the individual placings (which only went to 4th!) as was Nell. Megan had 2nd place individually in the 14 and under, in which Pippa had a good double clear. Connie and Cruiser put in another solid performance, with just 4 faults in both classes.

Congratulations to them all, and well done to Sian Brown who taught most of them at the showjumping rally a couple of days before, and obviously gave them some great tips!

Pictured are Jose (individual), Pippa, Connie, Megan and Nell

Mini Team Showjumping, Stockland Lovell, 30th May

Another successful day for the minis at Stockland Lovell with two great clears from Rosie Greene and Harri Pick who came first individual, and great efforts from Tabitha Pring and Megan Isaac, also from Billy Greene who was in a mix team with D&S which came 6th.

In class 3 the Tiverton Blue Team of Rosie Greene, Harri Pick, Tabitha Pring and Megan Isaac all rode brilliantly to come away with first place and medals with Harri Pick first individual and Rosie Greene 3rd with Tabitha having a fast clear and a great round from Megan riding a young pony.

Mini Team Showjumping, Stockland Lovell, 2nd May

A big pat on the back for our mini teams who did us proud at Stockland Lovell on the 2nd as winter had returned and it was bitterly cold!

In class 1 the TIVERTON TERRIERS of Finn Muirhead, Withheld and Jasper Pring who came a credible 6th individual. The TIVERTON TREACLES of Polly Muirhead, Withheld, Rosie Heard and Rebecca Heard who came 6th with Rebecca 4th individual.

In class 2 the TIVERTON BLUE TRIBE of Harri Pick, Rosie Greene, Billy Greene and Megan Isaac all did brilliantly with the team coming 3rd. Harri Pick 1st individual with Rosie Greene 2nd but also our other team the TIVERTON RED TRIBE of Tabitha Pring, Georgina Wood, Withheld and Polly Muirhead also getting 5th with Tabitha 6th individual

In class 3 the TIVERTON FOXHOUND FAIRIES of Rosie Greene, Harri Pick, Connie Isaac and Billy Greene were the last team to go and came a valient 5th place with Harri Pick 1st individual and Rosie Greene individual 4th.

If anyone would like to be a Terrier or a Fairy please let me (Julie Pick: 01823 674112 or email her), know as we need to get some teams together for the 30th May at Stockland Lovell and thank you to all the parents who braved the actic blast hopefully next time the sun will be shinning.

(Note from webmaster: there are a lot of "Withheld" links above because I don't have written permission to publish the childrens' names. Please click on a Withheld link to see why and what to do about it.)

Weston Harriers Team Showjumping, Stockland Lovell, 2nd May

Tiverton Hunt Juniors did very well at the Weston Harriers Team showjumping event at Stockland Lovel last Sunday, 2nd May. It was a very long day, with jumping from 8.30am until 6.00pm! Connie and Megan Isaac had double clears in the open 14 years and under, Nell Baillie picked up faults at the spooky 'Don't Stop' fence, and we thought we had the class won with Pippa Vos storming around with a fast clear when her pony Bella ducked out at the very last jump! The team were out of the ribbons, but Megan was fourth individually.
In the open 2'9", Connie and Megan again had good fast double clears, Nell was desperately unlucky to roll the last pole but had a super round, and Pippa's only mistake came at the planks. A total of 4 faults in a fast time earned the team 3rd place, with Connie and Megan taking fouth and fifth places individually.
The photo shows Connie, Nell, Megan and Pippa. Well done.

Tiverton PC Tetrathlon, 25th April

What a great weekend had by all, The Tiverton mini girls team consisting of Rosie Greene, Harriet Pick, Georgina Woods and Tabitha Pring finished 6th in the Tri and moved up to 3rd in the tet with two clear rounds from Rosie and Harry and a very nearly clear from Tabitha , Georgina had a great round with a few blips but it was their first as a team!! Rosie also picked up 5th individual and best Tiverton member.

The Mini boys only had two individuals Billy Greene and Jasper Pring, Billy managed to pick up 5th ind in the tri but with a brilliant clear round from Corrie on Sunday pushed his tet score up to 4th overall, also taking the best Tivi member.

The Junior Girls consisting of Ellie Greene, Saskia Partridge, Pippa Vos and Molly Watson did extremely well in the tri as a team and with 2 clear rounds from Molly and Ellie and an almost clear ( just out of the time) from Pippa they pushed their way to 5th as a team ( Just out of the ribbons) Ellie picked up the best Tiverton member and also was awarded the very special Laura Persey trophy!

The Novice boys team of Tom Hare, Hector Pring and Will Cookson won the Tri with Hector winning another trophy for best Tiverton, The Eleanor Dlugosz Trophy. Anyone have any photos of the boys please post them.

Katie English finished 5th in the senior tri with a great swim!

From all of the tet teams we would like to thank Paul (The Guv) with all the shooting practise and Mo for being Mo, your enthusiasm shines through in the kids! Caroline (star scorer) Jillie (star Chef) and Heather (star Boss ) and everyone else who gave up their time to help our kids compete. (Report by Ali Greene)

Mini Team Showjumping, Bicton, 10th April

Fantastic result by our two teams of minis at Bicton on the 10th April in the 10years and under Billy Greene, Georgina Wood, Harri Pick and Henry Clist who all got a credible 4th place with Harri Pick coming 1st individual.

In the 12 year and under another great result with the team of Rosie Greene, Georgina Wood, Lucy Clist and Harri Pick all coming 6th with Rosie Greene coming 5th individual.

We have some great competitions coming up if you would like to have a go please ring me (Julie Pick) or text me on 07894 097828

East Devon Hunt Team Showjumping, Bicton Arena, 10/04/10

Tiverton Hunt Juniors sent a team of four riders for this event, as pictured, Megan Isaac (Prince), Connie Isaac (Cruiser), Nell Baillie (Paxton) and Heidi Stevens (Sherbert).

Over a course that proved rather 'spooky', they were placed 5th as a team in the 14 years and under, and Megan was 3rd individually with a fast double clear. Connie also managed a good double clear, but just out of the ribbons.

In the small open class, they were a little unlucky, with 4 faults having to be carried in both rounds, but still managed a good sixth place out of 11 teams.

Pony Club National Quiz Finals, 28th March

After their win in the regional Quiz (see below) Team Tivvy of Maddie Scott (under 21), Josie (under 16) & Pippa (under14) Vos and Lucy Clist (under 12) went to the National finals at Moreton Morrell on the 28th March. Sadly they didn't win any prizes and missed the rosettes by 4 points, but it was a good experience and enjoyed by all. (The winners were East Essex.)


PPC Pairs Competition, 13th March, Upton Pyne

Click here for a full report and results.

Here are some photos from this competition (reproduced by kind permission of Bella Capel (http://bellacapelphotography.ifp3.com).
Click on the photos below to see full size versions, and if anyone wants to identify themselves please let me know.

Rosie Heard (9) on Peggy

Eventers Team Showjumping, 18th Feb at Stockland Lovell

Well done to the junior team of Megan and Connie Isaac, Nell Baillie and Heidi Stevens for travelling to Stockland Lovell for this event. The weather was appalling, and after the road out of Rackenford became white with snow, I almost turned around and went home! Anyway, the snow then turned to rain so we carried on.

All four girls braved terrible conditions, and rode very well over an interesting course of showjumps, followed by portable xcountry fences including a double of angled brushes, 'skinnys' and an imposing corner in the small open class.

Heidi opened up in the 14 years and under with a super fast clear, as did Megan, Connie had an unlucky pole at the style and Nell's pony Paxton decided he wasn't going to give us the clear we needed so the team finished just outside the placings on a score of 4 faults.

Nell, Connie and Megan came out again in torrential rain in the small open, I thought they all coped extremely well, all mastering the corner, and a lovely clear from Megan and Prince.

Then it was home, and the drying began!

Tiverton Wins the Area 15 PC Quiz

Tiverton won the Area Quiz at Bramford Speke on 16th Feb hosted by Silverton PC

Two teams went: the Tivvy Trotters consisting of Louise Kittow, Heidi Stevens, (been to Nationals last year) withheld and Jodie White who came 6th;

and "new blood" Team Tivvy of Maddie Scott, Josie & Pippa Vos and Lucy Clist who, much to their excitement, won and have qualified for finals up at Moreton Morrell on the 28th March.

[Does anyone have any photos? If so please send them to me]


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